Tongue Tie/Lip Tie
Ankyloglossia, also known as tongue-tie, is a congenital oral anomaly that may decrease the mobility of the tongue tip and is caused by an unusually short, thick lingual frenulum, a membrane connecting the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Ankyloglossia varies in degree of severity from mild cases characterized by mucous membrane bands to complete ankyloglossia whereby the tongue is tethered to the floor of the mouth. (wikipedia.com)
Tongue tie can affect eating, speech, and oral hygiene as well as have mechanical/social effects. Tongue tie can also prevent the tongue from contacting the anterior palate. This can then hamper the progression to an adult-like swallow which can result in an open bite deformity. It can also result in mandibular prognathism; this happens when the tongue contacts the anterior portion of the mandible with exaggerated anterior thrusts.
We can help with both pre and post tongue tie procedures and also determine if you need a tongue tie release procedure. If you have tongue tie, you won't believe how much better you will be able to eat and speak once you go through our therapy!